Non-governmental organizations from Lower Silesia. Local governments’ officials of communes and districts (gminas and powiats, respectively) in Lower Silesia.
It’s aim is to increase social control over planning, spending, and accounting for public funds on the level of local governments as well as to acquaint Lower Silesia local organizations from gminas and powiats with essential information, concerning cooperation with local government.
Local governmental officials, NGO’s activists and media were invited to participate in the project.
In particular, the following problems were subject to analysis:
considered budgets of local governments, with special consideration for direct specific-purpose subsidies used in realisation of contracted and entrusted tasks;
task commissioned by local governments in the period of 1st Jan. – 31st Dec. 2006, in the forms of entrusting and supporting, together with taking into consideration which public benefit tasks are most often commissioned;
reasons for defeasance/breaking contracts concluded in open competitions of offers;
forms of non-financial cooperation between NGOs and local governments;
ways, in which cooperation programs work;
obstacles and problems concerning cooperation between Third Sector entities and local governments.
Within the framework of the project the following actions had been undertaken:
analysis of planned budgets of local governments, with special consideration for direct specific-purpose subsidies used in realisation of contracted and entrusted tasks;
caring out a survey for local governments. 195 questionnaires had been sent to gminas and powiats. Despite a steady observation of the process of completing the forms, only 153 questionnaires were sent back – 42 local governments did not return the forms.
Results of the project:
As a result of the project, there have not been proposed new law regulations. Instead, better, more efficient solutions have been recommended for existing law regulations.
As a result of implementation of the project, the Report on spending of funds for social and economic (administrative), in Lower Silesia gminas and powiats, was created. The report is available on: http://dfop.pl/files/dfop.pl/public/Dokumenty/Raport/Raport.pdf
|Project name:||Transparent Local Government (“Przejrzysty samorząd”)|
|Executed by:||Lower Silesian Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations Dolnośląska Federacja Organizacji Pozarządowych|
|Grant donor:||Stefan Batory Foundation|
|Addressees:||Non-governmental organizations from Lower Silesia. Local governments’ officials of gminas and powiats, in Lower Silesia.|
|Time:||December 2006 – October 2007|